2015 BigMat

2015 BigMat International Architecture Award

The BigMat Group distributors of construction materials has announced the winners of its 2015 BigMat International Architecture Award, in its second international edition.

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updated on November 26, 2015
Lord’s Masterplan design

Lord’s Cricket Ground Masterplan

Design: Populous

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved plans for phase two of the Masterplan for Lord’s, the South Western Project. The Marylebone Cricket Club’s ground redevelopment is valued at £80m.

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updated on November 26, 2015
Royal Arena Copenhagen Building: 3XN

Royal Arena Copenhagen Building: 3XN

Design: 3XN, Architects

A state of the art arena in the historic capital city of Copenhagen. The arena is being built to host international events such as performing arts, sports matches and concerts – seating 12,500 people, plus 15,000 standing.

St Mary Redcliffe Church Bristol

St Mary Redcliffe Competition Bristol

This is a two-stage design competition; at the first stage, expressions of interest are sought; at the second, designers will be asked to respond to the church’s vision for an integrated scheme, incorporating a range of facilities within a building or buildings.

Flint House, Waddesdon

Flint House, Waddesdon Residence, Buckinghamshire

Design: Skene Catling de la Pena

The site is a seam of flint geology surrounded by ploughed fields with the flints sitting on the surface. The project is conceived as two wedges of that geology thrusting up through the flat landscape.

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updated on November 26, 2015
Vaulted House

Vaulted House, London

Design: vPPR Architects

This family house, built on the walled site of a former taxi garage, is almost entirely hidden in the middle of a Victorian block in Chiswick. The approach is via a covered passage, beyond which is a brick-lined front porch.

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updated on November 26, 2015
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building

Gehry in Sydney Book

A new “fly on the wall” book traces the trajectory of architect Frank Gehry’s first Australian project, from concept to completion. Gehry in Sydney: The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, is edited by Dr Liisa Naar and Professor Stewart Clegg of UTS Business School, which moved into the building in Ultimo, on the southern edge of the Sydney CBD, a year ago.

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updated on November 26, 2015
Aerocene sculptural installation at Grand Palais, Solutions COP21, Paris

Aerocene Grand Palais Installation, Paris

Tomás Saraceno’s artistic project Aerocene is a series of air-fuelled sculptures that will float in the longest, most sustainable journey around the world without engines, becoming buoyant only by the heat of the Sun and infrared radiation from the surface of Earth.

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updated on November 25, 2015
The Factory Manchester Arts Building

The Factory Manchester Arts Building

Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has won the international competition to design The Factory Manchester, the city’s cutting-edge arts venue that will take a radically new approach to cultural production and performance.

The Mill, Scottish Borders House

The Mill, Scottish Borders House

The Mill, Scottish Borders by WT Architecture – shortlisted for the RIBA House of the Year

Borders Steading is collection of disused farm buildings that nestles into a steep hill overlooking a valley in the Scottish Borders. The mill building was converted into modern, rural holiday home that retained much of its historic character.

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan

Futako Tamagawa Masterplan in Tokyo

Design: Conran and Partners

The scheme, located on the south-west edge of the city alongside the Tama River, comprises a total of 400,000 sqm of retail, office, leisure and residential building, as well as a new city park.

Published by in Tokyo
updated on November 25, 2015